elec·​tro·​stat·​ic | \ i-ˌlek-trə-ˈsta-tik How to pronounce electrostatic (audio) \

Definition of electrostatic

1 : of or relating to static electricity or electrostatics
2 : of or relating to painting with a spray that utilizes electrically charged particles to ensure complete coating

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electrostatically \ i-​ˌlek-​trə-​ˈsta-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce electrostatic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of electrostatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hotel staff have been cleaning rooms with hospital grade disinfectant, using electrostatic sprayers after each stay. oregonlive, "Portland’s Benson Hotel will close temporarily, as occupancy plummets," 15 Dec. 2020 The night crew is tasked with disinfecting the building every evening and using electrostatic sprayers for infection control. Bill Jones, chicagotribune.com, "The job of school custodians has changed massively in a short time because of COVID-19, but their efforts haven’t gone unappreciated," 2 Dec. 2020 In combination with the disposable filter, though, the polyester's low moisture retention and therefore higher electrostatic properties could help catch aerosols. Corey Gaskin, Ars Technica, "Mask up! How to choose and maintain the best masks for use against COVID-19," 20 Nov. 2020 Each of the district's campuses also has one electrostatic disinfectant gun, and additional disinfectant guns are now located at the transportation department where they will be used to clean the school district's buses. Stephen Simpson, Arkansas Online, "North Little Rock district to clarify virtual-day rules," 9 Nov. 2020 After every event, the theater is disinfected with an electrostatic fogging machine to dispense nontoxic disinfectant to ensure that every surface, including fabric, has been disinfected. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, "Alabama Theatre’s holiday film series returns in December," 23 Oct. 2020 An electrostatic charge works like a magnet to trap the floating menaces and attach them to the fibers. Washington Post, "The N95 shortage America can’t seem to fix," 21 Sep. 2020 An electrostatic charge works like a magnet to trap the floating menaces and attach them to the fibers. Jessica Contrera, Anchorage Daily News, "N95 masks save lives. So why are they still hard to get this far into a pandemic?," 21 Sep. 2020 In addition to many other sanitary steps, the Rep has upgraded the filters in its HVAC system and will use an electrostatic system to disinfect and sanitize its public spaces. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Shifting gears, Milwaukee Repertory Theater plans five-show season with small casts, socially distanced seating," 26 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of electrostatic

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for electrostatic

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The first known use of electrostatic was in 1844

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28 Dec 2020

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“Electrostatic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrostatic. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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elec·​tro·​stat·​ic | \ i-ˌlek-trə-ˈstat-ik How to pronounce electrostatic (audio) \

Medical Definition of electrostatic

: of or relating to static electricity or electrostatics

Other Words from electrostatic

electrostatically \ -​ˈstat-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce electrostatic (audio) \ adverb

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